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REACH List Expanded

27 July 2017

12 new substances added to the REACH list requiring authorisation. 

Who does this affect:  Europe
What is the amended legislation: Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
When does this come into force: 13 June 2017
REACH aims to make those who manufacture, market and use chemicals responsible for understanding and managing their associated risks.

The marketing or use of substances considered of a very high concern to health or the environment, regardless of their volume, must be authorised by the European Chemicals Agency. This applies to substances that are:

  • carcinogenic;

  • mutagenic;

  • toxic to reproduction;

  • persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; and

  • very persistent and very bioaccumulative.

The list is updated by adding the following substances:

  • 1-Bromopropane (n-propyl bromide);

  • Diisopentylphtalate;

  • 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7 rich;

  • 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters;

  • 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentylester, branched and linear;

  • Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate;

  • Dipentylphthalate;

  • N-pentyl-isopentylphthalate;

  • Anthracene oil;

  • Pitch, coal tar, high temp;

  • 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated;

  • 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated.

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.
Source: Official Journal of the European Union